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Cornell University Will Charge $350 for Not Purchasing Student Health Insurance

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 2:00pm

Cornell is about to get a taste of CornellCare on campus. Casey Breznick from the Cornell Review reports.

CornellCare: University to Charge Students $350 ‘Health Fee’ for Not Purchasing Student Health Insurance

President Skorton: “For the common good” | Vice President Murphy: Gannett “in deficit”

Students are expressing outrage at yet ano...

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Sign for Jonah Goldberg’s ‘Thought Police’ Talk Stolen at U. Michigan

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 12:30pm

It looks like the subject of Jonah Goldberg’s talk hit a little too close to home for some students.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

STOLEN: Conservative students’ campus ad for Jonah Goldberg’s ‘thought police’ talk

Student organizer: ‘It is ironic a sign warning of...

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Africa Makes Higher Education A Priority At Senegal Summit

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 11:00am

Key statesmen and policy makers from across the continent are trekking to Senegal for this groundbreaking summit.

Samantha Spooner of Mail & Guardian Africa writes:

Senegal to host one-of-a-kind higher education summit for Africa

THERE is a renewed focus on the importance of higher education to the continent’s development, and Africa’s leaders are coming...

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Pell Grants Don’t Work for All Students

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 9:30am

Spencer Irvine of Accuracy in Academia explains why below.

Pell Grants don’t help Career-Oriented Students

Pell grants are a lifeline for many American students, costing billions of taxpayer dollars, but what do we have to show for it? A policy paper by the American Enterprise Institute’s Kevin James points out that Pell grants...

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The Real Life Effects of Rising Tuition

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Posted by    Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00am

What are the real effects of rising tuition on students and families?

Roland T. Rust of the Washington Post reports.

The real effects of rising college tuition

The Jan. 31 front-page article “Once-modest tuition rates soar at public universities” noted that state universities have raised tuition to offset cuts in state funding, and it...

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Higher Education’s First Amendment Bubble

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Posted by    Friday, February 6, 2015 at 6:30pm

This is a must watch if you’re concerned about increasing first amendment limitations in higher education:

The National Constitution Center released the following video Tuesday:

The growth of the Internet has made it ever harder to distinguish public from private, news from titillation,...

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Is Your First Grader Ready for College?

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Posted by    Friday, February 6, 2015 at 5:00pm

You can never start planning too early. Especially, considering the cost these days.

Laura Pappano of the New York Times writes.

Is Your First Grader College Ready?

What is college? To Madison Comer, a confident 6-year-old, it is a very big place. “It’s tall,” she explained, outlining the head of Tuffy, the North Carolina...

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Wisconsin Liberals Are Losing Teacher’s Unions

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Posted by    Friday, February 6, 2015 at 3:30pm

Governor Scott Walker strikes again. Pun intended.

Malcolm A. Kline of Accuracy in Academia reports.

Left Losing Wisconsin’s Teacher’s Unions

It’s getting harder and harder to find left-wing activists, even in public school unions in progressive Wisconsin. “In 2011, in the wake of the largest workers uprising in recent U. S. history, I was...

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Now You Can Take a College Course on an Airplane

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Posted by    Friday, February 6, 2015 at 2:00pm

I would do this. It’s probably better than the in flight movie.

Kim Clark of Time reported.

These Airlines are Offering In-Flight College Classes

Just because you’re on an airplane doesn’t mean your head has to be in the clouds.

In addition to the usual fare of straight-to-DVD movies that will certainly rot your brain,...

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Syracuse Self-Imposes Ban on Mens Basketball Team

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Posted by    Friday, February 6, 2015 at 12:30pm

Syracuse has banned itself from tournaments and ended post season hopes. Fox Sports reports.

Understanding Syracuse’s Self-Imposed Ban

University announced Wednesday that it has self-imposed a ban on its men’s basketball program for this postseason.
The ban includes the ACC tournament, NCAA tournament and NIT.

The university announced it had previously notified...

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Harvard Bans Sex Between Professors and Undergrads

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Posted by    Friday, February 6, 2015 at 11:00am

This is the sort of thing most people probably assumed was frowned on long before now.

Susan Svrluga of the Washington Post reports.

Harvard formally bans sexual relationships between professors and undergrads

Harvard University’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences now formally bans sexual relationships between professors and undergraduate students.

That’s not because they think there’s...

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How Is Education Dealing With Parents Who Won’t Vaccinate?

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Posted by    Friday, February 6, 2015 at 9:30am

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate is a debate that’s taking up a lot of bandwidth these days.

Jacoba Urist writes at The Atlantic:

How Schools Are Dealing With Anti-Vaccine Parents

The debates over vaccinations are often cast as arguments over the integrity of science. But they can just as easily be understood as...

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Obama Budget Contains $22 Billion College Loan Bombshell

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Posted by    Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00am

Gosh. I wonder why the Obama administration felt compelled to hide this information?

Michael Grunwald of Politico reports.

The College Loan Bombshell Hidden in the Budget

In obscure data tables buried deep in its 2016 budget proposal, the Obama administration revealed this week that its student loan program had a $21.8 billion shortfall last...

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Marquette University Prof Under Fire For Criticizing Pro-Gay Instructor

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30pm

A tenured professor might be out of a job if Marquette University has their way.

Robby Soave writes at Reason:

Marquette University Trying to Fire Prof for Criticizing Pro-Gay Instructor

Marquette University is moving forward with its plan to fire a tenured professor over his criticisms of an instructor who wouldn’t let any of...

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Right Leaning Students Shunned from ‘Diversity’ Event at UNC-Chapel Hill

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:00pm

Not only were conservative and libertarian student groups not invited to the event, they weren’t even told about it.

Way to be inclusive, UNC.

Michael Cipriano of the College Fix reports.

Republicans, pro-lifers, libertarians shunned from university’s ‘diversity’ event

The leadership at UNC-Chapel Hill has made it clear that it supports diversity on its campus...

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University of Missouri-Kansas City Stripped of Ranking for Submitting False Data

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 3:30pm

The college lied to have its ranking improved and the Princeton Review responded with punishment.

‘Princeton Review’ strips college of ranking for first time ever

The Princeton Review for the first time stripped a college of its rankings Monday after learning that the University of Missouri-Kansas City knowingly submitted false data.

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Scott Walker Budget Cuts $300 Million From University of Wisconsin System

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 2:00pm

Governor Walker is seemingly fearless when it comes to decisions that will enrage his critics on the left.

No wonder he’s so popular among conservatives.

Monica Davey of the New York Times reports.

Walker’s Wisconsin Budget Has a National Message

Gov. Scott Walker, a possible contender for the Republican presidential nomination, on Tuesday proposed a...

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University Of Southern Alabama Student Claims Speech Zones Are Unconstitutional

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 12:30pm

The long battle between the first amendment and university speech zones wages on.

Katherine Sweet writes at Alabama.com:

University of South Alabama speech zones are unconstitutional: guest opinion

Over a year ago, the club I had just founded, Students for Life USA at University of South Alabama, requested permission to a hold a “Cemetery...

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Prof: We may have a black president, but white people are running the show

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 11:00am

Is this professor suggesting that Obama is somehow powerless? I think he would disagree.

Jennifer Kabbany of the College Fix reports.

Professor: ‘We may have a black president, but it’s white people running the show’

Three sociology professors have offered a spirited defense of Arizona State University’s controversial new “The Problem of Whiteness” course...

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BDS Activists at UC-Davis Chant ‘Allahhu Akbar’ at Jewish Students

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 9:30am

First it was Swastikas on a Jewish fraternity, but it has gone further than that.

It’s not a good time to be a Jewish student at UC Davis.

Adam Kredo reports from the Washington Free Beacon.

Hamas On Campus

Anti-Israel activists at the University of California, Davis heckled Jewish students and shouted “Allahhu Akbar” at...

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University of Vermont Recognizes ‘Neutral’ as Third Gender

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Posted by    Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 8:00am

The young woman profiled in this story is named “Rocko.” I can’t help but wonder if that was her given name at birth.

Julie Scelfo of the New York Times reports.

A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral

Rocko Gieselman looked like any other undergraduate at the University of Vermont but perhaps a little...

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What Do Mad Men, Scott Walker, And Higher Education Have In Common?

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 6:30pm

There’s a lot of buzz about Scott Walker as a viable, possibly dark horse presidential contender for 2016. But what are his views on higher education?

Peter Augustine Lawler writes at National Review Online:

Scott Walker, Mad Men, and Higher Education

So my reservations about Scott Walker as presidential candidate have to do with...

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